From the outset, the COVID-19 Pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all aspects of our lives. Faced with the important challenges brought on by the pandemic, we have been required to adjust and adapt in all aspects of our lives. The impact that this has had on our children and our families has been particularly challenging.
This webinar will focus on the concrete ways that strengthening our relationships with our children can build resilience and hope as well as specific strategies to help our children (and ourselves) cope with the many changes we have been facing.
Presented by: Dr. Zmira King Elbaz, Phd. & Janna Gillis, MA
Partners: Center of Excellence for Mental Health and the LBPSB Family and School Support and Treatment Team (FSSTT)
Self-regulation is necessary for social-emotional and academic success. . By nature of development, this is one of the most important skills for our children and adolescence to develop over time with the support of caring adults. The webinar focused on effective ways to approach expanding your child’s emotional regulation skills through an active partnership (known as co-regulation), for building self-regulation and understanding what happens in a child’s (and adults’) brain when they become dysregulated. We explored practical ways to come alongside our child with their big emotions and behaviors in ways that increase learning, preserve our relationships to promote harmony in our homes.
We all cope with death and loss differently and children are no exception. It is inevitable that our children will be impacted by the experience of grief and loss in their lives and the current realities of living in a global pandemic has served to heighten and expose the various losses that our children face; both death and non-death losses. Join us in a discussion about understanding the impact that loss has on our kids, the various ways they process their grief and ways in which we as parents can best support them through this process.
Presented by: Janna Gillis—Family Outreach Consultant, LBPSB with Q+A guest: Dr. Gerry Weintraub
As parents of teens, we have seen first hand the effect of the pandemic on their sleep cycles. There is a recognizable link between sleep patterns and the mental/physical health of young people. While healthy sleep is a great tool to help weather the coronavirus storm, sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on both academic performance and mood. In this webinar we will look closely at the specific barriers to healthy sleep in adolescence, and outline strategies to deal with these barriers.
Presented by Dr. Reut Gruber from McGill University & Douglas Mental Health University Institute
It is not uncommon for children to worry when confronted with new situations or when faced with challenges. This webinar will clarify the difference between feeling worried and anxious versus having an anxiety disorder. We will focus on practical strategies and provide tips for parents on how to support their children in developing coping skills to better manage their anxiety.
Presented by Zmira King Ph.D., psychologist and Gerry Weintraub, PhD., psychologist from the Centre of Excellence for Mental Health and Family School Support and Treatment Team
My teenager is worried; How can I provide support?
It is not uncommon for teenagers to worry when confronted with new situations or when faced with challenges. This webinar will clarify the difference between feeling worried and anxious versus having an anxiety disorder. We will focus on practical strategies and provide tips for parents on how to support their children in developing coping skills to better manage their anxiety.
Presented by the Centre of Excellence for Mental Health (CEMH) and Family School Support and Treatment Team (FSSTT) at LBPSB: Psychologists: Dr. Zmira King and Dr. Gerry Weintraub
Coping with stress anxiety and loss while parenting in uncertain times
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on our physical and mental well-being. For some, the pandemic has engendered a sense of vulnerability, feelings of anxiety, and the loss of the youthful sense of invincibility. Many of us are experiencing heightened stress levels, uncertainty about the future and difficulty coping with the various changes in our everyday lives. As parents we have the unique opportunity to support our children in discovering positive and healthy ways of coping with these experiences. Join us for a webinar discussion on the various ways we can help our children (and ourselves as caregivers) navigate these unprecedented times.
Presented by the Family School Support and Treatment Team (FSSTT) at LBPSB: Zmira King - Psychologist - Centre for Excellence in Mental Health (CEMH) Janna Gillis - Behaviour Consultant
Webinar Archive 2019/2020
Swing into Spring Webinars
The PRT collaborated with community organizations to provide resources for families during the start of COVID-19 with the Swing into Spring webinars, most are available as recordings. Go to page
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